The National Women’s Hockey League announced on Thursday that the one game Isobel Cup Final will be played at the Paul E. Tsongas Center at UMass-Lowell, on Sunday March 19 at 6:00 PM.
NWHL Commissioner, Dani Rylan said, “For this year’s final, we wanted a first-class hockey venue with a larger capacity, and we are pleased to have form a partnership with the Tsongas Center. One game, winner takes the Isobel Cup. It is going to be an intense, exciting game to complete the second season of the NWHL.”
The 6,500 seat Tsongas Center is currently the home arena for the University of Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks Hockey Team. The River Hawks compete in the Hockey East Association, a National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division One ice hockey program.
The Facility has also played host the Lowell Lock Monsters and Lowell Devils of the American Hockey League. The Lock Monsters and Devils were the top minor league affiliates of the New Jersey Devils (2006-2010), New York Islanders (1998-2001), Los Angeles Kings (2000-2001), Carolina Hurricanes (2001-2006), Calgary Flames (2003-2005) and Colorado Avalanche (2005-2006).
New York Riveters head coach and general manager, Chad Wiseman spent a season from 2008-2009 at the Tsongas Center, when he played for the Devils organization. Wiseman has his Riveters currently in second place and in a good spot for a home semi-final matchup, as they make their push for the 2017 Isobel Cup.
Keith Vaske, General Manager for Spectra at the Tsongas Center said, “We are extremely happy to host the Isobel Cup Final at the Tsongas Center at UMass-Lowell. We think it is a perfect opportunity to host this great event for the NWHL; a league with a very bright future. We hope to be a part of the growth of not only the NWHL, but for all of women’s hockey.”
Tickets to the 2017 NWHL Isobel Cup Final are available at www.nwhl.zone/tickets.